Carpet Cleaning

Avoid Fall Allergies

How to Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoiding fall allergies this season can be a critical part of enjoying this time of year. The most common fall allergies are ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander. A variety of causes can trigger allergic reactions including temperatures, wet leaves, outdoor allergens being tracked in, or even starting up the furnace for the first time. Our customers are important to us, so Chem-Dry has seven tips to help avoid the stress seasonal allergies can bring.

High-Efficiency Furnace Filter

A high quality furnace filter installed in your home can be a great first step to take. It is possible to catch small particles like pollen, fine dust, and pet dander if you get a filter with a minimum filtration rating of MERV 8.

Close Your Doors and Windows

Pollen can travel up to 400 miles away from its source, so it can seem impossible to avoid exposure when the pollen count is high. An easy way to reduce the pollen count in the home is to close your windows and doors when the pollen count is high.

Wear a Mask

No matter how you are feeling, outside work is waiting for you. Particles that aggravate your allergies can be blocked out by using a particulate respirator, like an NIOSH N95.

Clean Your Carpets

Over time, allergens and bacteria get locked in the fibers of carpet. The allergens and bacteria in the air and carpets are reduced by Excel Chem-Dry’s cleaning process. You can learn more about our Home Health Study by following the link.

Get a HEPA filter Vacuum

Most homes aren't professionally cleaned each week. A three-stage HEPA filter vacuum is the recommended vacuum to use once or twice weekly between professional cleanings. Reducing dust, pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens from the surfaces in your home, this machine can help you maintain the health in your home the best.

Shower Before Bed

Pollen, dust, mold, and smoke can get caught in your hair each day. When you retire at the end of the day, these allergens are transferred to the surface of your pillow and will most likely come in contact with your face. A quick shower before you lay down will rinse allergens from your hair and minimize allergy symptoms during the night.

Allergy-Proof Your Bed

Improve the health of your bed by putting allergen-proof fabric covers on your pillows, mattresses, and box springs. This highly recommended precaution will help guard your bed from dust, dust mites, and their waste.